Not Tonight Honey: Decreased Libido A Sign Of Our Digital Times

Not Tonight Honey: Decreased Libido A Sign Of Our Digital Times

Is our increasing online presence actually decreasing our desire to interact with our peers IRL.

Stephen Fortune
  • 25 march 2011

Statistics indicating that teenagers and young adults are having less sex than expected are causing a fervor of head scratching and hand wringing. According to the New York Observer, the supposed reason for this alleged trend inversion is the Internet’s increasing ability to distract today’s youth.

Sex is antithetical to the way they socialize, disruptive to the larger plan, a gateway to chaos in a digitally ordered world.

If such behavior were more widely evidenced this would be an truly interesting development in digital culture (and for the fate of the human race, presumably). However, as the Gothamist commented, this latest piece of reporting is less than rigorous science and is more beholden to the dictum of “lies, damn lies, and statistics” than anything else.

It seems to us that they had an absurdly limited, narrow group of horrible people they were following for the piece: Harvard MBA students who talk about their vigorously updated Twitter accounts while doing lines of coke with film assistants.

Read the original article and decide for yourself whether the tiny seed of truth within it is ever going to spout roots.

New York Observer: “Sexless and the City: Web Warps Libido of Coked-Up Careerists”

[via Gothamist]


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